Instability and its Effects on Pakistani Politics and Economy
Pakistan, the product of the dissolution of the British Empire, officially became a state in 1947. Although young in age, Pakistan has been plagued by political and economic difficulties that have influenced foreign policy on a regional as well as a global scale.
The War in Pakistan
The war in Pakistan rages between the government's armed forces and Islamic militants and began in 2004 when a search for al-Qaeda operatives in the mountainous area of Waziristan met with armed resistance.
The People of Pakistan
Pakistan has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. The total population has reached 170,000,000. It is a very diverse country with many different ethnic groups occupying the region.
Lawmakers angry with Pakistan warn of cuts in aid
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats warned Pakistan on Tuesday that billions of dollars in American aid are at stake if Islamabad doesn’t step up its efforts against terrorists, a clear sign of the growing exasperation after the U.S. takedown of Osama bin Laden deep inside Pakistan.
Turmoil in Pakistan as party quits Cabinet
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s U.S.-allied ruling party suffered a fresh blow to its fragile hold on power Tuesday when a coalition partner said it will quit the cabinet, deepening the nation’s political turmoil and potentially distracting Islamabad from helping American forces target militants.
Karzai: Pakistan firing rockets into Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused Pakistan of firing 470 rockets into two eastern Afghan provinces over the past three weeks, a deadly rain of artillery that Afghan officials said killed 36 people, including 12 children.